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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Jun 25, 2009 4:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It certainly happened in 3's this time (non-dead)

Our generation's Elvis?

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Poster: bbrew2 Date: Jun 25, 2009 4:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It certainly happened in 3's this time (non-dead)

probly to many many. Just watch the worldwide mourning vigils soon to come. The worlds Elvis in a sense as the king of pop. Nomads in Bahrain will be mourning. Dout that happened with Elvis or Lennon.

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Poster: B. Stockwell Date: Jun 25, 2009 6:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It certainly happened in 3's this time (non-dead)

His generation's Elvis? Oh, Gosh, I don't think so. WHEN Jackson produced and performed he was amazing, but he produced so little when you think about it - and less and less as the years crawled by. When you consider all the recording and performing that Elvis did, year after year, all the (bad) films and the post-Comeback Special concerts and that Jackson was preparing for his first tour in 10 years(!), it makes his career seem like brilliant and overly polished moments with huge gaps between them. I've heard Jackson fervently called greater than Elvis, The Beatles, Fred Astaire, Frank Sinatra - you name it - but those folks - and The Grateful Dead - lived to perform on a monthly, weekly, and even daily basis. All that performing made them better performers; they didn't need over-produced and brilliantly edited videos or lavish stage shows. They make Jackson seem like a hothouse flower who lacked the stamina (or dedication) to deliver the goods to his fans except in short blasts every few years. I know; you can't compare quantity to quality but you have to keep in mind that Jackson basically made two good albums and that's not a whole lot of music. 40 minutes of music every few years isn't much. I'm not going to compare him to a creative genius like, say, Bach, who could produce high-quality music every day. Jackson didn't create music; he performed it. What he did as a performer and entertainer was astonishing for the handful of years he had a "real" career. Maybe I'm just preparing myself for the flood of tributes from fans and admirers who aren't puzzled or bothered that Jackson, at age 50, never came close to being a reliable and productive performer. It's apples and oranges, but, although I'm amazed by what Jackson accomplished, I can RESPECT what B.B. King is leaving to his fans; a career that wasn't just a short string of thrilling events.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 25, 2009 7:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The King...

thank you...thankyouverymuch!

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Poster: Gary Von Date: Sep 24, 2009 4:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The King...

Just a thought; are you the same William Tell that lived in Alhambra in the early 1960's?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 24, 2009 5:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The King...

Chris? How'd you know!?

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Poster: Gary Von Date: Sep 24, 2009 7:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The King...

DO YOU REMEMBER "FRED--THE FLASH"?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 24, 2009 8:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The King...

Sorry! Thought you were Chris--my bad...aka "Smi2les".

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Poster: Gary Von Date: Sep 24, 2009 6:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The King...

HOW DO I KNOW? WHATB STREET DID YOU LIVE ON (NORTH/SOUTH) IN ALHAMBRA?